Graduation ceremony held for GHS Class of 2019 on Sunday
Grayling High School celebrated graduation for the Class of 2019 – a group with 49 students who graduated with honors – during a commencement ceremony at Viking Stadium on Sunday.
According to school officials, the Class of 2019 had 25 Honor Roll graduates (gold cords, 3.0 to 3.499 grade point average), eight Cum Laude graduates (green cords, 3.5 to 3.699 grade point average), six Magna Cum Laude graduates (red cords, 3.7 to 3.899 grade point average), and 10 Summa Cum Laude graduates (purple cords, 3.9 or higher grade point average).
Twelve graduates earned Virtuoso status (orange cords) by taking five or more AP courses.
“We hope the best for every one of our students as they continue out into the world,” said Grayling High School principal Donna Boughner. “Of the 103 graduates, four percent have joined the military, 30 percent will be at a two-year college or vocational school, and 47 students are going on to a four-year college or university. The Class of 2019 has a wide range of individual interests and life goals. We are excited to see what the future brings for them. As anxious and proud as we are to see these students venture into the world, I do hope they would want to come back here and continue to share their gifts with our community.”
The Class of 2019 exceeded its community service requirement by more than 5,000 hours and earned more than $600,000 in scholarships.
“It is the special ties with the community that continue to foster growth. Every GHS graduate has contributed his or her time to Crawford County with community service hours required for graduation. They needed to do a little over 4,000 hours, but these students participated above and beyond our graduation expectation. The Class of 2019 performed 9,515.5 community service hours. Their interactions with the community have been felt and reciprocated. Local businesses, groups, and families awarded this class with nearly $45,000 dollars in local scholarships. This, combined with the college-awarded scholarships, have earned our students a total of $658,000,” Boughner said.